Let me introduce you to one of my most well-thumbed books – The Earth Diet by Liana Werner-Gray. This book really started to change the way I thought about food and how to cook ‘whole foods’ from scratch.
It’s a commitment and I haven’t always got the time or the organisational skills to have everything in stock. But one thing’s for sure, I was introduced to pure cocoa and it changed everything. Chocolate avocado mousse, chocolate sauce, chocolate balls, no-bake chocolate cake. The list is endless, guilt-free chocolate recipes that are good for you!
We’re often asked what is in our complimentary Beachy balls (the sweet treats you all seem to love so much after a class), so I thought I’d share the ingredient list with you. Although the conversation tends to go a bit like this …
- Some of this
- Sometimes some of that
- If we’ve got any of that left we use that
- Tonight they’ve got … in
- A little bit of this
- Lots of that ?
Here is Liana’s recipe and we add whatever else we have available on the day.
All organic, where possible.
- 1 cup nut meal (finely ground almonds or other nut)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup or raw honey
Here’s the rest of the ingredients, we just swap them around, but the staple is ground almonds, cocoa powder and maple syrup. Have a play, make your own – you’ll not want to reach for a Galaxy bar again when you know these are healthy and soooooo good!
- Organic extra virgin coconut oil
- Goji berries
- Protein powder
- Sunflower seeds
- Macca powder
- Coconut flakes – topping
- Almond flakes – topping
Simply pop it all in a bowl, mix, make into balls or roll into a slab, add any toppings, refrigerate et voilà!
As with all our teachings, we encourage you to make your own choices, go with what works for you. Try a little bit of this and that, if it doesn’t work for you try something else.